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misha
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Serie A 2006/2007 - Day 38

Reggina vs Milan

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Time: 14:00 (UK), 15:00 (IT)


Last game of the season devil.gif Another chance to give playing time to some young players since this game won't decide much for us but important to Reggina. Should be many Milan fans in the stands to honor their heroes.
misha
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Channel4 preview:

It’s do or die for Reggina whose Serie A status hangs in the balance as Milan visit the Stadio Granillo with their thoughts still on Athens.

Reggina may have fought back from an 11-point Calciopoli penalty but it could all still be in vain. Although the Amaranto would be close to a UEFA Cup spot were it not for their handicap, they still have it all to do to avoid the drop.

The Calabrians’ fighting spirit was perfectly demonstrated in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Empoli where they trailed 3-0 at the break. While it saw Walter Mazzarri’s men extend their unbeaten run to eight games, they now need to upset Milan if they are to avoid putting their fate in others’ hands. Although a Siena defeat would guarantee survival, Mazzarri will be desperate to grab a famous victory in what looks likely to be his swansong.

Reggina will certainly be helped by Milan’s lack of motivation. The Rossoneri’s domestic season has been over for a while with all their energies being directed towards the Champions League campaign.

After a hard-fought and draining campaign, the Diavoli will see this trip as a frustrating delay to their summer holidays and would surely settle for a point. Neither side are strangers to draws. Milan have drawn nine times away from home this term – more than any other Serie A side – and Reggina have shared the spoils on eight occasions at the Granillo.

The Week 19 clash at the San Siro saw Milan run out 3-1 victors, but Reggina were left to rue missed chances and on another day could’ve grabbed a draw. While the Milanese have won the last five meetings between the two sides, the minnows will look back to May 2004 when they beat the Scudetto winning Milanese 2-1 and ensured their survival in the top flight.

Mazzarri has a few notable absentees for this most crucial of games. Pasquale Foggia and Alessandro Lucarelli are suspended and will be replaced by Luca Vigiani and Palmiro Di Dio respectively. Antonio Giosa and Luca Tognozzi are injured but stopper Maurizio Lanzaro has shaken off the muscular problem he sustained against Empoli. After a week of fevered anticipation and an unprecedented clamour for tickets, there promises to be a charged atmosphere as a sell-out crowd roar on Mazzarri’s men.

Milan may be drained but they have a strong squad. Carlo Ancelotti is only missing the suspended Ricardo Oliveira and Yoann Gourcuff while Ronaldo is sidelined through injury. Dida returns for Marco Storari who disappointed in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat against Udinese.

Man on fire: Nicola Amoruso (Reggina) – Playing the best football of his career, the 31-year-old took his tally to 16 with a vital brace against Empoli last weekend.

Last season: Reggina 1-4 Milan

Form guide: Reggina (D W D D D) Milan (W W D D L)

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Reggina (probable): Campagnolo; Lanzaro, Aronica, Di Dio; Mesto, Vigiani, Amerini, Tedesco, Modesto; Amoruso, Bianchi

Milan (probable): Dida; Oddo, Nesta, Maldini, Jankulovski; Gattuso, Pirlo, Ambrosini, Seedorf, Kaka; Gilardino
Darunia
I'd go with this lineup:

Dida

Cafu, Bonera, Kaladze, Favalli

Brocchi, Pirlo, Serginho

Seedorf

Borriello, Gilardino
bigmacmtl
give cafu and favalovski the start since oddo and janku will be very tired from running up and down the flank. start gila, maybe boriello but appart from that i'd like to see a good first 11 to put on a show for the fans. my hope is that we win but siena lose so they get relegated and reggina stay up (my family is from reggio calabria) so i'd like to see the local team stay up and cuz sourthern italy need clubs in serie a.
Portman
Play the primavera team. smile.gif

The internationals will be out in some days... for their NT.
Darunia
Other teams will be really pissed off with us if we don't start some of our regulars in the spirit of fair play, since Reggina is in relegation trouble.
kurtsimonw
QUOTE (Darunia @ May 24 2007, 04:04 PM)
Other teams will be really pissed off with us if we don't start some of our regulars in the spirit of fair play, since Reggina is in relegation trouble.
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Nah, Carlo's job is to do what's best for Milan and their players, not other teams.

It Reggina's fault for being down there, it's the luck of the schedule, too.
bigmacmtl
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 24 2007, 11:39 AM)
Nah, Carlo's job is to do what's best for Milan and their players, not other teams.

It Reggina's fault for being down there, it's the luck of the schedule, too.
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not really they had pts deducted, they've had an alright season and would be around midtable. their goal diff is 0 which is not relegation stats.
kurtsimonw
QUOTE (bigmacmtl @ May 24 2007, 04:43 PM)
not really they had pts deducted, they've had an alright season and would be around midtable. their goal diff is 0 which is not relegation stats.
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If they were involved in the match fixing, well, they've made a deep hole for themselves.
Darunia
Well, obviously Reggina won't mind if we play our primavera team... they are the ones playing us.
dst
So, this is our first game as European champions!! cool.gif Isn't it f@cking great!!! cool.gif
kurtsimonw
QUOTE (dst @ May 24 2007, 10:36 PM)
So, this is our first game as European champions!!  cool.gif Isn't it f@cking great!!!  cool.gif
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If it was at home it would have been so much better.

Having our first game as Champs in front of ours fans. Finishing the season at home, then Billy would get such an awesome good-bye, not that he didn't anyways.
misha
QUOTE (dst @ May 25 2007, 01:36 AM)
So, this is our first game as European champions!!  cool.gif Isn't it f@cking great!!!  cool.gif
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Yes it is. We have the whole next season (and maybe more) to have this title cool.gif
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 25 2007, 01:38 AM)
Finishing the season at home, then Billy would get such an awesome good-bye, not that he didn't anyways.
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I think the club will organize a 'goodbye game' for him like for Baresi and Albertini.
kurtsimonw
QUOTE (mishale @ May 24 2007, 10:56 PM)
Yes it is. We have the whole next season (and maybe more) to have this title  cool.gif

I think the club will organize a 'goodbye game' for him like for Baresi and Albertini.
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A testimonial.

I'd have thought so. I think I remember a Milan XI playing a Dinamo Zagreb XI, too. For Zvonimir.
jefri91
i want to see serginho and gourcuff again.... also gilardino or borriello
whoarethepatriots
Gourcuff and Olivera are Suspended, so im expecting a Gila Borriello attack
milanista1899
QUOTE (Darunia @ May 24 2007, 02:24 AM)
I'd go with this lineup:

Dida

Cafu, Bonera, Kaladze, Favalli

Brocchi, Pirlo, Serginho

Seedorf

Borriello, Gilardino
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I'd start Kalac, Dida's work is done. The defence is fine cool.gif Serginho can't play as part of a 3 man midfield anymore! rolleyes.gif (not like he ever did anyway) Seedorf deserves a rest & will want to be with his new family. biggrin.gif I agree with the front line. wink.gif
kurtsimonw
Serginho could play where Seedorf did in the CL or on the left of the '2' in the 4-3-2-1 formation.

He doesn't have the enrgy to go back and forward all game, and neither does Seedorf, so he can just replace him in the team, easily.
milanista1899
QUOTE (bigmacmtl @ May 24 2007, 02:33 AM)
give cafu and favalovski the start since oddo and janku will be very tired from running up and down the flank. start gila, maybe boriello but appart from that i'd like to see a good first 11 to put on a show for the fans. my hope is that we win but siena lose so they get relegated and reggina stay up (my family is from reggio calabria) so i'd like to see the local team stay up and cuz sourthern italy need clubs in serie a.
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Favalovski - I like it! cool.gif Yea, they'll be tired especially Janku who has played all season long - let him rest for his NT. king.gif

I hope Siena are relegated for their association with Giuve & the GEA! mad.gif Plus there are already too many Black&Whites in Serie A it's confusing! rolleyes.gif

Yea, my Dad's from near Reggio Calabria too (I think I said a while ago sorry)

Yea, Napoli will be back with hopefully Catania, Reggina, Cagliari & Palermo.

I'm glad Messina are down though for the same reasons as Siena + Sculli(former striker - played for Juve before them no surprise! rolleyes.gif ) was part of the Mafia like Moggi that's why he don't play anymore! Also I haven't forgotten the last game of last season against us when they butchered loads of our players before we played Barça! mad.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 26 2007, 04:28 PM)
Serginho could play where Seedorf did in the CL or on the left of the '2' in the 4-3-2-1 formation.

He doesn't have the enrgy to go back and forward all game, and neither does Seedorf, so he can just replace him in the team, easily.
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Agreed Kurt, that's his place! king.gif (or on a good day @ LW as part of a 4 in mid.)

That's exactly why he can't play as part of a 3 in mid. (sorry should have explained that myself in my 1st post)
milanista1899
QUOTE (Darunia @ May 24 2007, 05:04 PM)
Other teams will be really pissed off with us if we don't start some of our regulars in the spirit of fair play, since Reggina is in relegation trouble.
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Yea, I was pissed off when Reggina didn't put up a better fight against Giuve @ the end of last season, they only won/fixed the Scudetto by 1 point! We could have won it ourselves! Although then it probably would have been taken away from us too out of pure jealousy by Merda! (who Guido Rossi, remember him? unsure.gif is a fan of!) mad.gif He was head of Telecom Italia (the company that did all the phone taps!) Before being appointed head of the FIGC (Italian FA) that awarded the Scudetto to InterMerda! mad.gif And everyone talked about Silvio & the conflict of interests rolleyes.gif What about him? unsure.gif mad.gif sad.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 24 2007, 05:39 PM)
Nah, Carlo's job is to do what's best for Milan and their players, not other teams.

It Reggina's fault for being down there, it's the luck of the schedule, too.
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Yea, how come we always seem to play a side involved in relegation @ the end of the season? unsure.gif Seems dodgy to me!

Luck's 1 word for it - design would be another - cheating/fixing/corrupt organisers would be yet another way to put it! mad.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (Darunia @ May 24 2007, 07:10 PM)
Well, obviously Reggina won't mind if we play our primavera team... they are the ones playing us.
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They sure won't, but like you said before the other teams in the relegation battle will mind! We've already had our name dragged through the mud - totally unjustly! mad.gif - the last thing we need is to draw any more negative attention to ourselves! There are many who believe Italian football is still unclean - Calciopoli is not over yet! The Bologna president has been banned for 6 months for libel because he said that Calciopoli has moved to Serie B (I wonder why he thinks that... Giuve?! rolleyes.gif mad.gif ) Zeman has said something similar. Moratti if you recall wasn't satisfied with winning the Scudetto, instead he said he was looking forward to the rest of the outcomes in Calciopoli. rolleyes.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (bigmacmtl @ May 24 2007, 05:43 PM)
not really they had pts deducted, they've had an alright season and would be around midtable. their goal diff is 0 which is not relegation stats.
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They've had the season of their lives & deserve to stay up - like Fiorentina deserve UEFA - in fact without the -11 penalty they'd be knocking on the UEFA cup door king.gif Didn't know about the goal diff. but yea, correct - you can't be in relegation with that record wink.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 25 2007, 12:03 AM)
A testimonial.

I'd have thought so. I think I remember a Milan XI playing a Dinamo Zagreb XI, too. For Zvonimir.
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Is the video of that game on here? If not & anyone has it, could they please post it? unsure.gif Thank you! smile.gif
kurtsimonw
There's this on YouTube. Boban Testimonial
MizNelson
QUOTE (milanista1899 @ May 26 2007, 08:13 AM)
I'd start Kalac, Dida's work is done. The defence is fine .
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No, start Fiori. He's been benched so long that he's growing rust. smile.gif Seedorf will have oodles of time with his family because he wasn't even called up. No way in hell are Inzaghi or Ronaldo going to play, barring a major catastrophe.

REGGINA-MILAN: I CONVOCATI ROSSONERI
26/05/2007
MILANO - Questi i 20 convocati del Milan per domani: PORTIERI: Fiori, Kalac, Storari; DIFENSORI: Bonera, Cafu, Favalli, Grimi, Jankulovski, Kaladze, Nesta, Oddo, Serginho, Simic; CENTROCAMPISTI: Brocchi, Gattuso, Pirlo; ATTACCANTI: Borriello, Gilardino, Inzaghi, Ronaldo.

(acmilan.com)
han2503
I would love to see something like this

Cafu--Kala--Bonera--Favalli
---Rino---Brocchi---Sergio---
-------------Pirlo---------------
------Gilardino--Boriello-------

I remember when Pirlo used to play in this position and he was good in it, It would be nice to see him play there again, sort of like having Rui Costa play there again, even though they are different they are both playmakers unlike Kaka who is more of an attacking midfielder

Nesta, Oddo and Janku should be rested. Sergio should start on that left side of midfield, Brocchi in the center since hi has a much better passing range to that of Rino.

I liked how Boriello played last week, he put in a lot of effort so he should start again. He was better then Oli rolleyes.gif

I would also like to see Ronaldo come on at some point, since he is called up I figure that he's probably ok
milanista1899
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 26 2007, 06:40 PM)
There's this on YouTube. Boban Testimonial
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Thanks Kurt wink.gif
kurtsimonw
QUOTE (BMWTaylor @ May 26 2007, 06:16 PM)
No, start Fiori. He's been benched so long that he's growing rust. smile.gif Seedorf will have oodles of time with his family because he wasn't even called up. No way in hell are Inzaghi or Ronaldo going to play, barring a major catastrophe.

REGGINA-MILAN: I CONVOCATI ROSSONERI
26/05/2007
MILANO - Questi i 20 convocati del Milan per domani: PORTIERI: Fiori, Kalac, Storari; DIFENSORI: Bonera, Cafu, Favalli, Grimi, Jankulovski, Kaladze, Nesta, Oddo, Serginho, Simic; CENTROCAMPISTI: Brocchi, Gattuso, Pirlo; ATTACCANTI: Borriello, Gilardino, Inzaghi, Ronaldo.

(acmilan.com)
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3 Midfielders have been called up!?
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
milanista1899
QUOTE (BMWTaylor @ May 26 2007, 07:16 PM)
No, start Fiori. He's been benched so long that he's growing rust. Seedorf will have oodles of time with his family because he wasn't even called up. No way in hell are Inzaghi or Ronaldo going to play, barring a major catastrophe.

REGGINA-MILAN: I CONVOCATI ROSSONERI
26/05/2007
MILANO - Questi i 20 convocati del Milan per domani: PORTIERI: Fiori, Kalac, Storari; DIFENSORI: Bonera, Cafu, Favalli, Grimi, Jankulovski, Kaladze, Nesta, Oddo, Serginho, Simic; CENTROCAMPISTI: Brocchi, Gattuso, Pirlo; ATTACCANTI: Borriello, Gilardino, Inzaghi, Ronaldo.

(acmilan.com)
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Well he's been training since he came here years ago so he should be limber enough, I think it's more dust than rust that he's gathering. He's just here to make up the numbers - to 1 more 'keeper than we need! rolleyes.gif Why did we renew his contract yet again? Just give him a job as a Trainer already! I wouldn't expect a better performance from him than Storari had - they even look the same!

Yea, no surprise about Seedorf. I am shocked Ronie's back though ohmy.gif - hope it's not too soon for him that he does more damage (if he plays even for a few mins.) IMO Inzaghi, Pirlo & Gattuso should be rested as well as those han mentioned.

I'd go for this:

Kalac
Bonera-Simic-Favalli-Grimi (only because there's no other option! sad.gif rolleyes.gif )
Cafu-Brocchi-Kaladze-Serginho
Borriello-Gilardino

Kaladze played as DM in '99, it'd be interesting to see it again.

han: I'm surprised @ you, you know Sergio cant play/has never played as part of a 3 man MF - he'd have a heart attack or just collapse! I agree with you about the Pirlo thing though, if he gets a few mins or is able to start that'd be great to see! cool.gif

By the way, I don't care about 3rd place now (after last week's pathetic display rolleyes.gif ). Siena need a win @ Lazio which I don't think they'll get, to stay up (which I hope they don't! mad.gif ) unless we beat Reggina & they draw @ Lazio. I'd rather Reggina, Catania, Chievo, Parma, Cagliari, Torino & Livorno all stay up than us get 3rd spot devilsmiley.gif Aren't I a gentleman? biggrin.gif Yea right! laugh.gif
han2503
QUOTE (milanista1899 @ May 26 2007, 08:08 PM)
han: I'm surprised @ you, you know Sergio cant play/has never played as part of a 3 man MF - he'd have a heart attack or just collapse! I agree with you about the Pirlo thing though, if he gets a few mins or is able to start that'd be great to see!  cool.gif
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Sergio has played in that position on more than 1 occasion, it's always used as Carlo's last role of the dice in games that we are losing, Istanbul comes to mind, replaced Seedorf, and caused havoc for Liverpool in that area, Tomasson and Sheva had 3 nealy open goal chances with crosses from him sad.gif

Also last season against Lyon when we were going out on away goal, Carlo took off Pirlo put Seedorf in the middle, pushed Sergio up in Seedorf's place and put Paolo at LB.

Obviously he would drift wider then Seedorf or Yoann would since those 2 are central mids and Sergio is a winger, but I'm certain that he can play in that position without any problems

As for your formation, I can't see that happening, and Carlo said that he doesn't want to make things worse and shift the balance in the relegation battles.
MizNelson
Interesting that all of the regulars save only for Dida, Maldini and Seedorf were called up.
kurtsimonw
I think Carlo's caved in to other relegation threatened teams being upset that Reggina may get an easier time than them.
arivanjj
Mazzarri wants '150 per cent'

Reggina must beat Milan to be sure of staying in Serie A and Walter Mazzarri urged his side to make one final push.

“I ask my team to give 150 per cent, as against Milan we will need to see the same side that played that extraordinary second half at Empoli,” said the Coach.

The Amaranto were trailing 3-0 at the Stadio Castellani last weekend, but fought back to draw 3-3 and give themselves a great chance of avoiding relegation despite their 11-point Calciopoli penalty.

“That is the same team that in this tournament has done remarkable things by putting together 48 points.”

Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti has already hinted his European Champions are aiming to put in a “dignified” performance at the Granillo, but have nothing left to play for.

“Milan are always Milan,” warned Mazzarri. “Whatever line-up they opt for, in order to get a result we will still need everything to go our way. We have to hope they’re having a bad day and we excel in both attack and defence.”

The Coach, who is most likely having his last match on the Reggina bench, must do without the suspended Pasquale Foggia and Alessandro Lucarelli.

Reggina squad: Campagnolo, Puggioni, Di Dio, Esteves, Modesto, Lanzaro, Aronica, Gazzi, Mesto, Tedesco, Missiroli, Nardini, Barillà, Amerini, Vigiani, Amoruso, Nielsen, Bianchi


Channel4
whoarethepatriots
I cant say i care much for this match, but it would be nice to close the season with a win

Let the B guys play, but then again we cant be unfair to the other relegation teams, i would really loathe to see Parma go down
han2503
This is our first official game as champions of Europe so it would be nice to win.

But I don't realy care that much and I would much rather like to see Siena go down rather then Reggina or Parma
arivanjj
i want reggina to stay cause of Bianchi sad.gif
arivanjj
acmilan.com probable line-up:

-------------------Kalac-----------------------
Cafu------Kaladze-----Bonera-----Favalli----
------Simic------------------Serginho---------
------------Pirlo-------Brocchi---------------
------Borriello--------Ronaldo------------


Roni playing cry.gif?



btw i had no idea where to place those defenders if someone could do a better job.
arivanjj
yep that's official line-up.


Kalac
Simic, Bonera, Kaladze, Favalli,
Cafù, Brocchi, Serginho,
Pirlo,
Ronaldo, Borriello.
han2503
QUOTE (arivanjj @ May 27 2007, 12:17 PM)
yep that's official line-up.
Kalac
Simic, Bonera, Kaladze, Favalli,
Cafù, Brocchi, Serginho,
Pirlo,
Ronaldo, Borriello.
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As I wished, Pirlo playing in the whole, it should be interesting to watch devil.gif

I thought Gila would start him and Ronnie have the best understanding as far as I'm concerned, but Boriello probably deserves a final start after the efforts he put in last weekend, and Gila will probably come on after half time
milanista1899
QUOTE (han2503 @ May 26 2007, 09:50 PM)
Sergio has played in that position on more than 1 occasion, it's always used as Carlo's last role of the dice in games that we are losing, Istanbul comes to mind, replaced Seedorf, and caused havoc for Liverpool in that area, Tomasson and Sheva had 3 nealy open goal chances with crosses from him  sad.gif

Also last season against Lyon when we were going out on away goal, Carlo took off Pirlo put Seedorf in the middle, pushed Sergio up in Seedorf's place and put Paolo at LB.

Obviously he would drift wider then Seedorf or Yoann would since those 2 are central mids and Sergio is a winger, but I'm certain that he can play in that position without any problems

As for your formation, I can't see that happening, and Carlo said that he doesn't want to make things worse and shift the balance in the relegation battles.
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Yea I know, I meant never from the start wink.gif

As long as you recognise that fact wink.gif We'll see mate, but I don't have your confidence - I really don't think he has the energy/stamina to play there for 90mins (or until he gets taken off) and don't think he has the defensive/battling capabilties of a LCM like Janku has played before unsure.gif

Yea I knew it wasn't gonna happen tongue.gif wink.gif , I just thought it'd be interesting that's all cool.gif
han2503
QUOTE (milanista1899 @ May 27 2007, 12:56 PM)
As long as you recognise that fact  wink.gif We'll see mate, but I don't have your confidence - I really don't think he has the energy/stamina to play there for 90mins (or until he gets taken off) and don't think he has the defensive/battling capabilties of a LCM like Janku has played before  unsure.gif
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Well last season he was already 34 and was running up and down the flanks making players half his age look tired and old.

It's just that he's been out so long this season that's why he doesn't seem ready for that kind of game yet, but it will only come with match fitness. So playing him there could be good for him
milanista1899
QUOTE (arivanjj @ May 27 2007, 01:17 PM)
yep that's official line-up.
Kalac
Simic, Bonera, Kaladze, Favalli,
Cafù, Brocchi, Serginho,
Pirlo,
Ronaldo, Borriello.
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WHAT? ohmy.gif unsure.gif Cafu as part of a 3 man mid. as well as Sergio with tiny little Brocchi in the centre by himself? laugh.gif Good thing it's the last day of the season or I'd think Carlo has finally lost the plot! rolleyes.gif

Ronie? ohmy.gif He better not get injured again! rolleyes.gif Glad to see him play the last game though cool.gif king.gif

Was right about Kalac at least laugh.gif & han, you got your wish cool.gif
han2503
Reggina Goal
misha
1:0 down

Simic and Bonera giving Amouroso all the time he need...
han2503
Not even trying
han2503
It looks like we're playing more of a 4-4-2.

Pirlo in the center next to Brocchi, Sergio and Cafu on the wings
milanista1899
QUOTE (han2503 @ May 27 2007, 02:18 PM)
It looks like we're playing more of a 4-4-2.

Pirlo in the center next to Brocchi, Sergio and Cafu on the wings
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Yep, much better that way king.gif Apart from the defence, we're not doing bad, good up front especially. It's that Reggina are king.gif
whoarethepatriots
Crosses we are making are going no where, partly cos of the 10-0-1 reggina are playing
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